Brain Fog & Stress

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This is not pseudo-science… Our stress hormone cortisol can actually shrink parts of your brain!

It affects the amygdala – the part responsible for emotions and memory – and the prefrontal cortex – needed for planning complex cognitive behaviours, personality expression, decision-making, and moderating social behaviours.

Inflammation is present whenever there is a health concern and really affects our brain and energy. However, to really allow the body to heal, we must discover what is driving the inflammation.

Be conscious of these drivers of inflammation- food intolerances, chronic infections, drugs, stress, toxin exposure, sugar and high-carb diets!

Awareness is key… not deprivation but nourishment.

Do you have any of these?

  • Wired and tired
  • Quick to anger - irritable
  • Crave carbs and sugar
  • Mid-afternoon energy crash
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hot flushing
  • Brain fog and memory blanks
  • Digestive upset - constipated, loose or both

Indeed, the silent repercussions of heightened stress levels are far more severe than we often realise. In a world where a relentless pace of life has become the norm, it seems we have inadvertently fostered an environment that facilitates the constant elevation of stress hormones, notably cortisol. Our brains, the central command hubs of our beings, are unfortunately not immune to the damaging consequences of such hormones, with detrimental impacts spanning from emotional regulation to complex decision-making processes.

To mitigate the effects of such pervasive influences on our well-being, it is pivotal that we take charge and instigate a tangible change in our daily lives. It isn't about a stringent denial of our cravings, but rather an embracement of nourishing alternatives that foster holistic well-being.

To truly thrive, we must step forth and become staunch advocates for our own health, armed with the knowledge and determination to unearth and address the underlying culprits of inflammation and stress. Whether it's through the mindful selection of foods that do not aggravate our system or the conscious decision to alleviate daily stressors through various modalities such as meditation or yoga, the time to act is now.

Embarking on a journey towards stress management isn't merely a personal endeavour. It holds the potential to set in motion a ripple effect, influencing and encouraging those around us to also pay heed to the subtle, yet profound impact of chronic stress on our cerebral wellbeing.

As a call to arms, let us foster a community where open dialogues about stress management are encouraged and embraced. Let us initiate discussions in our social circles, fostering environments where one can openly express their battles with stress and inflammation without judgment or stigma.

This is our rallying cry for the nurturing of minds free from the clutches of chronic stress and inflammation. As stewards of our own health, let us fervently embark upon this transformative journey with a unified resolve to foster a society where the nourishment of the mind, body, and soul takes precedence.

Embark on a quest of self-discovery and awareness. Begin by identifying potential triggers from the list mentioned and earnestly work towards alleviating their grip on your life. Reach out to professionals, engage with communities and actively participate in crafting a life that sees beyond the haze of chronic stress.

Together, let us champion the cause for healthier, stress-resilient communities.

Together, let's make a stand for a life abundant in clarity, vitality, and joy.

It begins with awareness; it begins with you.

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